Mark Jarvis is a UK bookmaker, founded over half a century ago in Leicester. In that time, it has opened more than seventy locations nationwide. Most of them are in the Midlands and south of Yorkshire. Mark Jarvis entered into a collaboration with Corbett Sports to launch its online presence as Mark Jarvis Bet. It has a license with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).
Free bets and bonuses
Newcomers get a £5 welcome bonus, but they must wager twice that amount. The sportsbook pledges to credit them with another £5 if they lose their wager. They offer ongoing sports betting promotions for existing customers apart from the welcome bonus. They have some online casino bonuses as well.
Existing customers are eligible for bonuses in three categories: Live Casino Cashback, Mobile Mania Wednesdays, and Game of the Week. If you sign up for one of these, do look at the fine print. Some of the betting amounts and playthrough requirements to get a small bonus seem steep.
Ease of use
The website of Mark Jarvis uses mostly yellow on black. This makes it visible and readable although such a colour scheme isn’t to everyone’s taste. The sportsbook is reliable when it comes to the transparency of the platform. Its license and legality are easy to see at the bottom of its home page. It’s also user-friendly. At the top of the home page, each gambling section is clearly indicated. It’s not hard to access the registration and login section.
It doesn’t take more than a click to get access to sports betting, table games, slots, or whatever it is you want to wager on. Moreover, the site’s loading time is quite impressive. It’s accessible on mobile and desktop.
Deposit and withdrawal
Online gamblers like having variety and choices when it comes to betting and payment options. Online casinos and bookmakers typically accept all major credit and debit cards. Users also like alternatives like crypto and e-wallets. Unfortunately, Mark Jarvis’ deposit and withdrawal methods are kind of limited. Only major debit and credit cards are accepted for deposits and withdrawals.
Mark Jarvis has a valid licence for the UK and Ireland. They are regulated by FSB Technology (UK) Ltd., which holds a sportsbook license for the operator in Ireland. Mark Jarvis is also regulated by the Betting (Amendment) Act 2015.
The sportsbook offers service by phone. Calls are toll-free for all players based in the UK. While this is great without a doubt, the telephone contact option is only possible during limited hours from Mondays to Saturdays. On Sunday, they are even more limited.
The bookmaker has neither a FAQ section or a 24/7 live chat support function. You can give them a try if you’re more conventional and old school and prefer smaller operators.
The sportsbook also disappoints when it comes to a VIP program and rewards. The absence of a rewards program has led some to believe it’s a scam, which it isn’t. Yet, it’s definitely something they should work on. They do offer some ongoing and monthly promotions.